Thursday, March 29, 2012

Reading Room: PHANTOM LADY "Satan's Seal"

This is one of the most unusual Phantom Lady tales you'll ever read...
...because it wasn't meant to be a Phantom Lady story!
In fact, this story in Ajax/Farrell's Phantom Lady #1 (1954) originally appeared a decade earlier, featuring a different character battling Nazis (not Commies), in another publisher's magazine!
The first version was published in Elliot Comics' Spitfire Comics #132 (1944), starring female spy Spitfire Saunders in the first of only two appearances...
...but we're out of room (and time), so you'll see the complete Spitfire Saunders story tomorrow!
Besides, you'll probably want to open both entries in side-by-side tabs or windows so you can compare the stories!

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1 comment:

  1. What a great discovery. Phantom Lady fit perfectly into the original story. Bet this sort of thing happened more than we know. Especially with the smaller comic book publishers.

    Thanks for posting it.